brain

Scientists see signs of traumatic brain injury in headbutting muskox

Scientists at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai saw for the first time hallmarks of concussions and other head trauma in the brains …

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Rats can estimate their timing accuracy

Thanks to their capacity for introspection, human beings are able to estimate the duration of their actions. When they perform a task — especially a …

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Striking difference between neurons of humans and other mammals

Neurons communicate with each other via electrical impulses, which are produced by ion channels that control the flow of ions such as potassium and sodium. …

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Bat study reveals secrets of the social brain

Whether chatting with friends at a dinner party or managing a high-stakes meeting at work, communicating with others in a group requires a complex set …

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‘Is that a bacon sandwich?’ Fruit flies react to smells while asleep

Researchers have tracked flies’ ability to interpret information while asleep, showing which parts of the brain remain ‘awake’. The study, led by Imperial College London …

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